Quest Commercial Juice Dispensers Recalled

IMI Cornelius, of Osseo, Minnesota, has recalled about 14,000 Quest Commercial Juice Dispensers due to <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The fraying of wiring within the wiring harness can cause the Quest Commercial Juice Dispenser’s transformer to overheat, posing a fire hazard. To date, IMI Cornelius has received one report of a transformer smoldering and smoking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

The recalled commercial juice dispensers contain two or four dispensing valves with an illuminated or opaque rounded front cover. Dispensers with serial numbers starting with the following characters are included in this recall. The serial number can be found on the inside of the front door of the dispenser:

* 62A0522JT to 62A0540JT
* 62E0416JT to 62E0441JT
* 62F0425JT to 62F0453JT
* 62F0502JT to 62F0553JT
* 62F0601JT to 62F0631JT
* 72A0107JT to 72A0148JT
* 72A0303JT to 72A0350JT
* 72B0149JT to 72B0151JT
* 72B0202JT to 72B0252JT
* 72B0301JT to 72B0351JT
* 72C0305JT to 72C0352JT
* 72C0402JT to 72C0413JT
* 72D0345JT to 72D0353JT
* 72D0402JT to 72D0413JT
* 72E0414JT to 72E0424JT
* 72A0202JT

The recalled, defective Quest Commercial Juice Dispensers, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold to commercial customers for installation in hospitality and other food service establishments nationwide from February 2001 through August 2006. The recalled Quest Commercial Juice Dispensers cost about $2,000 for the two-flavor unit and about $3,200 for the four-flavor unit.

The CPSC is advising customers to unplug the recalled Quest Commercial Juice Dispenser, open its door, and inspect the wire harness in the bottom left corner of the cabinet. If the colored wiring is cut or cracked, customers are advised to stop using the unit and contact IMI Cornelius. IMI Cornelius is contacting all customers directly to provide a free repair kit. IMI Cornelius can be reached toll-free at 1-800-344-3801 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday, at its Web site at www.cornelius.com.

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